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Google Buys Drone-Maker For Supposedly Non-Evil Reasons

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology

Google announced Monday that it is buying New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal reports. If you...

Google's Gotten Really Good At Lobbying

The Washington Post | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology

Nine years ago, the company opened a one-man lobbying shop, disdainful of the capital’s pay-to-play culture. Since then, Google has soared to near t...

Visiting A Restaurant? There's A Good Chance It's Googling You

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste

Before you go to a restaurant, you probably look it up online for some reason or another. Maybe you're making a reservation through the website or may...

'Privatization' Is Not 'Privacy'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

America's cultural turn toward a glorification of the private and a denigration of the public has coexisted with what quite obviously is a deterioration in privacy. As individuals, we have dramatically less capacity than in earlier decades to control information about even the most personal aspects of our lives.

Are These Companies Pretending They Want NSA Surveillance Limits?

Vice | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Revelations about the National Security Agency's most controversial surveillance program, which centers on the bulk collection of hundreds of billions...

You Can Buy Google Glass ... For A VERY Limited Time

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparou...

Hang Out with Cheetahs and Polar Bears on Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Forty-four years ago the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking a commitment to environmental protection.

Google Apps for Education: Data Mining and the Threat to Student Privacy

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families?

How To Protect Yourself From This New Terrifying Security Flaw Called 'Heartbleed'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

There's a big problem with one of the tools used to protect your data as it travels over the Internet. The bug, revealed on Monday by security rese...

Time for Apple to Take a Bite Out of the Broadband Problem

Elie Jacobs | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Elie Jacobs

There are many things to do with $159 billion, this is just one idea. An idea that helps the company and country.

Don't Want to Die? Support a 1 Percent Jethro Knights Life Extension Tax

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Most people don't read scientific journals, but if they did they'd know the transhumanist field of life extension is repeatedly making major scientifi...

WATCH: Google+ And The Value Of Being Not Facebook

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

What if bigger isn't better after all? What if better is better? Google+ will never have a user base to rival Facebook's. It just won't. Not even if ...

Website Speed Matters and How to Make it Work for You

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.07.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Although this is not meant as a follow-up of my recent article on - how to protect yourself from sudden traffic spikes, they both share similar mental...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Shelly Palmer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

These are early days, but powerful smartphones, high-speed broadband, cloud storage, heads-up displays, anticipatory computing and a practically limitless supply of inexpensive sensors are the right ingredients for a brave new world of wearable technology -- and it will be here in the blink of an eye.

Timothy Stenovec

The One Screen Tech Can't Conquer: Your TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology

Looking for a cheap and amazing gizmo that lets you watch everything you want from the Web on your TV? Keep looking. Last week, Amazon announced...

The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Jeremy Rifkin

The struggle between investor capitalists and prosumer collaboratists over control of the Internet of Things, while still embryonic, is shaping up to be the critical economic battle of the first half of the twenty-first century.

Happy Caturday!

Huffington Post | Matthew Rappaport | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy

Cats rule the Internet and they also rule Google+! While there are many GIFs of cats around the interwebz, Google+ has allowed many to get into th...

Online Piracy Finally In the Crosshairs

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
William Buckley Jr.

On March 13, the Congressional Subcommittee on copyright reform held hearings on proposed revisions to the DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act. T...

Half Of Nation Says Tech Companies' Snooping Goes Too Far

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech compa...

Google Executive Resigns From World Vision Board Over Gay Policy

AP | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion

SEATTLE (AP) — A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in ...

Those Tech Buses Impact Silicon Valley As Well As San Francisco

Larry Magid | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

I have mixed feelings when I see those mostly double-deck buses on Highway 101 shuttling tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Based on a recent survey, so do San Francisco voters.

Glass Warfare

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Google Glass has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used, and the battlefields are many.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Cultivating Internal Leadership

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.31.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

There is no doubt that leadership within any organization is important, and to make a company exceptional it's not simply about having capable leaders at the helm of a group but effective ones. The problem that many companies run into is finding that leadership.

Don't Hassle The Hoff, He'll Photobomb You

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology

All of your Google+ photos got a +1 today, but maybe not in the way you'd expect. Google+ got in on the April Fool's Day prankage by giving all ph...